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Circa at Dupont

1601 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1078 (Dupont Circle)
+1 202-667-1601
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Ranked #187 of 2,623 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $60
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Bar
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
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Kemnay, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We went there on our first night in DC and it was fantastic! Not a huge menu but was enough to choose from. Great service and good aircon as it was hot! The diver got scallops were just delicious!

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Washington D.C
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

The only reason the food was atmosphere was good was because the World Cup was on. The food was disgusting my chicken was rubbery and I got sick after. The service was also horrible the waitress never wrote anything down hence why she forgot simple things I asked like lemons and a side of fruit. Just don't go here!!! So... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

My mom and I went to Circa on our first night in DC recommended by the manager at the Embassy Row hotel. We are so glad we did. Food was great and Kieran our waiter was outstanding. Loved the half off a bottle of wine as a bonus. Also found the metro which was an added bonus.

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Columbus, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Attended for happy hour and was busy and fun. Lots of professionals and good conversations. Friendly patrons and staff. Bar keep was attentive and suggestive for different drinks. Prices were reasonable for the area. Would be a good place to go in small or large group. Tried the dip and flatbread pizza, which was more than enough. There are multiple... More

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Brownsville, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This place was recommended to us by a local. I was glad he did. I enjoyed the pork belly and pineapple flatbread. Tip: if you are not so hungry and/or watching what you eat, order one flatbread. It is bigger than a personal pizza. The service was exceptional and I enjoyed my dining experience here. They have a selection of... More

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Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We went on the recommendation of someone working in one of the shops off Dupont Circle. The restaurant was comfortable and the food very good. My special of blackened mahi, mahi was tasty and the scallops my companion had was among the best I've tasted. It was the right spot for a long, casual dinner. Good attentive service complemented the... More

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Muskego, Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I don't get to DC often, but when I do, I make very effort to get to Circa at DuPont. Always consistent excellent service, atmosphere and food. I have heard some folks at neighboring tables mention that the menu is not large, but that is because everything they have on the menu is done to perfection. I have not had... More

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Allentown NJ
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

After a trip to the zoo and checking in at DuPont circle hotel, we made our way around the corner ti Circa for lunch. We ordered a round of drinks and they were all different but equally delicious. Appetizer, salads and another round of drinks made for a lovely start to the weekend. Would recommend!,,,

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Istanbul, Turkey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

For happy hours after work this is the best fit place to be, bartenders and waiters are always very friendly and welcoming. Variety of draught beer, tasty wines, food is delicious too. I stayed in DC for 2 months and this place felt like home for me after a certain while

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

very nice service and excellent food. this is a really nice casual restaurant and well worth a visit if you're in the area. Only one issue - too many TVs on in a place that one would be more inclined to visit for diinner and conversation

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